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29 New Year’s Eve Party Food Recipes

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A New Year’s Eve party calls for great food!  This roundup of 29 savory appetizers will have guests raving all night long!  With so many finger-licking choices it may be hard to narrow down the menu.  Add a few dip recipes, a crowd favorite like meatballs or potato wedges and some sliders! Or, any of the other recipes are sure to bring a smile to your guests’ faces and pleasure to their palates.

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Prosciutto and Mixed Greens Triscuit Cracker

1. Prosciutto and Mixed Greens Triscuit Cracker :: Like Mother Like Daughter 

Bringing out the fancy finger foods for your New Year’s Eve party doesn’t mean you have to slave away in your kitchen. You can assemble dozens of these prosciutto and mixed greens Triscuit crackers in a matter of minutes! The combination of prosciutto, greens, and mozzarella makes for a great snack or appetizer option.

Buffalo Wing Inspired Egg Rolls

2. Buffalo Wing Inspired Egg Rolls :: Housewife Eclectic 

Combine your love for buffalo wings and egg rolls into one mouthwatering dish and serve it up as a great New Year’s Eve party dish! This recipe does require some frying, but isn’t that why it probably tastes so good? Inspired by that incredible buffalo wing flavor, this recipe doesn’t actually feature buffalo wings, but rather boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets, flavored to perfection.

Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip

3. Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip :: Sugar and Soul

Also referred to as “crack dip”, this sensational baked buffalo chicken dip is so good that it is addicting. Made with real cream and blue cheeses, hot sauces, spices, and rotisserie chicken, it’s a great New Year’s Eve party appetizer that is sure to please a crowd. This marriage of egg rolls and buffalo wings is certainly worth celebrating!

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

4. Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts :: Mama Loves Food 

Bacon wrapped water chestnuts require just two core ingredients—bacon and water chestnuts—plus toothpicks to keep the delicious combination together. These tasty treats are versatile as well. You can eat them with a dip, make them spicy or bake them with brown sugar for something sweet. Stretch your ingredients by making whole water chestnut sized, or cutting the water chestnuts into halves or fourths for a mini bite.

Easy Baked Boursin Tomato Dip

5. Easy Baked Boursin Tomato Dip :: Play. Party. Pin

An appetizer that you can make in the slow cooker? It is sure to be a winner, right? This easy baked Boursin tomato dip is simple to make and is a perfect appetizer for serving with hot homemade pita chips. Hot and creamy, it is a wonderful holiday party appetizer.

Cheesy Bacon Onion Dip

6. Cheesy Bacon Onion Dip :: 365ish Pins

Another great slow cooker recipe, this cheesy bacon onion dip is delicious. You’ll love that the ingredients list is less than 10 items long, and the finished dip is cooked in the crockpot and stays warm your whole party long.

Easy Hummus Recipe

7. Easy Hummus Recipe :: The Typical Mom

Did you know you can create your own hummus from scratch? This easy recipe is made from a can of garbanzo beans and a variety of spices and optional add-ins for spice and texture. Serve it up with your favorite crackers or chips for a great holiday snack.

Pizza Pinwheels

8. Pizza Pinwheels :: Butter With a Side of Bread

Guests will be popping these pizza pinwheels at your NYE celebration like there’s no tomorrow. Crescent roll dough, pizza sauce and cheese, bits of pepperoni (optional) make for one tasty finger food!

Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream Cheese Snack Crackers

9. Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream Cheese Snack Crackers :: Love Bakes Good Cakes

Add these roast beef with horseradish cream cheese snack crackers to your party appetizer lineup! RITZ crackers make the perfect foundation for a variety of delicious toppings.  You can make this simple recipe using cream cheese, horseradish, Dijon mustard, thinly sliced roast beef and a garnish of chopped parsley or dill weed.

Buffalo Potato Wedges

10. Buffalo Potato Wedges :: My Mommy Style

If I told you that you could have a delicious New Year’s Eve party appetizer with only 3 ingredients, would you believe me? It’s true! Serve these up with a creamy blue cheese dip, and watch them disappear! Olive oil, potatoes, and store bought wing sauce are the ingredients you will need for this fabulous NYE party appetizer.

Fiesta Chicken Enchilada Dip

11. Fiesta Chicken Enchilada Dip :: Housewife Eclectic

If Mexican cuisine and comfort food are synonymous to you, check out this delicious recipe for fiesta chicken enchilada dip. Be the talk of your New Year’s Eve party by bringing this flavorful, easy-to-make dish and plenty of tortilla chips. Don’t be surprised by how quickly the dip gets devoured.

Creamy Chipotle Bean Dip

12. Creamy Chipotle Bean Dip :: Domestic Superhero

Chips and dip are a New Year’s Eve party staple. Destined to be a crowd pleaser, this creamy chipotle bean dip combines the flavors of refried beans, cream cheese, chipotle chilies and pepper jack cheese. Quick and easy, but oh so good—try this today!

Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

13. Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms :: Mama Loves Food

For the perfect make-ahead party appetizer, prepare these cheesy bacon stuffed mushrooms and simply throw them in the oven when you’re ready to party! Bacon, mushrooms, shredded cheese, mayo and garlic salt are the only ingredients that separate you from this tasty appetizer!

Spinach Artichoke Zucchini Bites

14. Spinach Artichoke Zucchini Bites :: Like Mother Like Daughter

Only 3 ingredients, these spinach artichoke zucchini bites are the perfect dip without all of the carbs! They are simple to prepare too! Top slices of zucchini with spinach, a little shredded mozzarella, and then broil until melted.

Cheesy Pizza Dip

15. Cheesy Pizza Dip :: Domestic Superhero

If your criteria for your New Year’s Eve party menu include: beautiful appetizer, easy-to make, and only 4 ingredients, this cheesy pizza dip is for you! Crispy bread, spicy tomato sauce and loads of gooey cheese make this recipe so good! Just be ready for it to perform a disappearing act before your eyes. It’s that good!

Garlic and Parsley Butter Shrimp

16. Garlic and Parsley Butter Shrimp :: Jo Cooks

Shrimp lovers will go crazy over this recipe for garlic and parsley butter shrimp. Just imagine beautiful jumbo shrimp slathered in a delicious garlic and parsley butter and cooked to perfection! Prep time is only 5 minutes and total cook time is around 25 minutes! Surprise your shrimp loving guests with this at your next New Year’s Eve party.

Grilled Thai Spice Chicken Sliders

17. Grilled Thai Spice Chicken Sliders :: Marla Meridith

Sliders—small burgers perfectly seasoned with all kinds of creative toppings—are a great New Year’s Eve appetizer. These grilled Thai spice chicken sliders may be mini, but they definitely don’t lack in flavor. Thai spices and seasoning paired with green onion and cilantro mean they are packed with flavor. Grill your buns and top off with Sriracha mayo sauce, bok choy leaves and fresh cilantro. (We had you at “sliders”, didn’t we?)

Fried Crab & Cheese Wontons

18. Fried Crab & Cheese Wontons :: Eazy Peazy Mealz

Fried crab and cheese wontons sound like a delicious NYE party appetizer, don’t they? The only down side? Crunchy and creamy wantons and a perfect tangy and tart lemon dipping sauce certainly won’t last long! The good news is that both the sauce and the wantons freeze well, so you can make up a big batch and freeze them to pull out as needed.

Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Meatballs

19. Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Meatballs :: Carlsbad Cravings

Are you looking for the perfect party meatball for your New Year’s Eve celebrations? We are certain everyone will love these sweet and spicy cranberry meatballs. They are so easy to prepare, and the recipe results in moist meatballs seeping in flavor! The sauce is incredible. You’ll love the ease of cooking them in your slow cooker.

Spicy Cheese Corn and Tomato Dip

20. Spicy Cheese Corn and Tomato Dip :: Jo Cooks

Get your New Year’s Eve soiree off to a great start with this spicy cheese corn and tomato dip. This recipe brings the heat, so get ready for some spice! In just over a half hour, you’ll have a winning appetizer for New Year’s Eve or any party!

Crispy Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites

21. Crispy Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites :: The Comfort of Cooking

Party guests will be excited to dig into these crispy loaded Hasselback potato bites! Using small potatoes, you’ll make several skinny cuts (not all the way through), give them a good olive oil rub down, a sprinkling of salt and then bake them for 30 minutes. Here comes the best part! Remove the small potatoes from the oven and add small cheese slices in between each slice of the potato and slip them back into the oven until you’ve achieved melted cheese perfection. Top them with sour cream, bacon, and green onions.

Sun Dried Tomato and Cheese Soft Pretzels

22. Sun Dried Tomato and Cheese Soft Pretzels :: Eazy Peazy Mealz

Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup are the quintessential comfort food. This recipe for sun dried tomato and cheese soft pretzels marries the best parts of grilled cheese and tomato soup into one big soft pretzel! Serve these up as a fabulous way to spoil your party guests.

 

Roast Beef Crostini

23. Roast Beef Crostini :: Hardly Housewives

Fresh baguettes topped with a yummy horseradish cream mixture and topped with slices of roast beef and green onion sounds like a flavorful appetizer idea. The horseradish gives these warm roast beef crostini appetizers a nice spicy kick.

Raspberry Balsamic Meatballs

24. Raspberry Balsamic Meatballs :: The Food Charlatan

Semi-homemade recipes are time savers, especially when you are busy planning a holiday party. These raspberry balsamic meatballs start with pre-cooked meatballs to make this a super quick and easy party food choice. The balsamic and raspberry flavors definitely make a flavorful pairing.

Sweet Chicken Bacon Bites

25. Sweet Chicken Bacon Bites :: Jo Cooks

Do yourself and your party guests a favor! Whip up some of these sweet chicken bacon bites! They are perfectly seasoned pieces of chicken, wrapped in bacon (everyone’s favorite meat, right?), rolled in brown sugar, and baked to perfection. They make a great party appetizer and are the perfect addition to your party menu!

Sausage Stars

26. Sausage Stars :: With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart

You’ll definitely want to incorporate the tradition of sausage stars into your appetizer plans for New Year’s Eve! What makes them so great? How about the flavor of the cheesy sausage filling paired with a yummy ranch dressing that’s served up in a crisp wanton wrapper!

Southwest Chicken Rolls

27. Southwest Chicken Rolls :: Like Mother Like Daughter

Southwest chicken rolls make a great appetizer, side dish or main dish! The flavors of the chicken, corn, black beans, tomatoes, onions, spinach and spices all wrapped up in an egg roll wrapper are amazing!

Ranch Chicken Cheese Dip

28. Ranch Chicken Cheese Dip :: Butter With a Side of Bread

If you’re scrambling to throw together a delicious New Year’s Eve party recipe that is sure to be a hit, never fear! This ranch chicken cheese dip can be thrown together in just a few minutes. It’s a great last minute dish, but can also be prepared a few days in advance. Serve it with crackers, vegetables, or chips!

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

29. Baked Parmesan Tomatoes :: Jo Cooks

This super simple appetizer idea is a great marriage of parmesan and tomatoes! Fifteen minutes total separates you from this baked parmesan tomatoes deliciousness! To get started, you’ll need: tomatoes, parmesan cheese, dried oregano, salt & pepper, a drizzling of olive oil, and a parsley garnish. Serve up tomatoes in a new and fun way!

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it’s okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.